Latest VisitBritain Stories

2011-07-27 07:10:00

NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Olympic Committee and VisitBritain today announced "Team USA: Britain Bound," a first-of-its kind, interactive program that will see an all-star roster of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic champions tour Britain this fall. The program was launched at a One Year Countdown party at New York's Lincoln Center Tuesday night and will take fans behind the scenes as the athletes visit some of the Olympic venues and iconic British travel spots ahead of the...

2011-03-10 14:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the new film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre, tourism agencies VisitBritain and Welcome to Yorkshire invite travelers to experience Bronte Country. A windswept land of heather and wild moors, it is hardly surprising that this region of Yorkshire became the inspiration for the beloved works of the Bronte sisters and fueled the imagination of Charlotte when writing her books, including Jane Eyre. VisitBritain...

2011-02-16 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Much has been said about the power of Facebook and other social networking sites in bringing people together. Now, for the first time, it's really being put to the test. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/where-can-your-social-network-take-you-116168344.html Unite the Invite is a new Facebook app that tests the power of your social reach. Launching today, the premise is...

2011-02-14 11:00:00

Fans given chance to win a VIP trip to see the "real" Downton Abbey BOSTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For forty years, fans of the popular drama series MASTERPIECE on PBS have been dazzled by the stunning locations featured in its programs. Now MASTERPIECE has launched the MASTERPIECE 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes. In collaboration with VisitBritain, Britain's national tourism agency and home of the Great British Heritage Pass, MASTERPIECE offers viewers the chance to win a...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.